Blitz Battles: Challenge the Masters!

Join Hart House Chess Club as it welcomes some of America’s and Canada’s strongest student chess players for a fantastic Blitz Tournament on the 11th of November! The “Blitz Battles” is a fundraising chess competition taking place right after the closing ceremony of the much awaited Ivy League Challenge!

The tournament is open to the chess community at large so everyone is welcome to play but seating is limited and registration is required to secure your spot.  To reserve a spot in the tournament, please register by sending an e-mail with your full name and FIDE/CFC rating (if you have one) at hhchess@utoronto.ca as early as possible.

The deadline to register is Saturday, November 10th, at 9:00 PM and it will be strictly observed. Many players need to get to Pearson Airport in time, so we need to make sure that the announced timetable will be followed. For this reason, walk-ins and on-site registrations will NOT be accepted.

We expect a pretty high demand so, if interested in playing, it is advisable to make your move fast. As a courtesy to your fellow students and chess enthusiasts, we would kindly ask that if you register for the tournament and you are no longer able to attend, please cancel your registration to allow for someone to take your spot.

The registration fee for Hart House Chess Club members will be $5. Members of the guest Teams in the Ivy League Challenge may enter for free. Everyone else will be asked to pay $20. All money raised will go towards supporting UofT’s Varsity Chess Team in its road to the 2018 Pan-Am Intercollegiate Chess Championship in San Fransisco, California.

This is sure to be a wonderful event and we hope that you will join us.

Read the Tournament Rules

View the updated List of Participants